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    • Business Adventures

    • Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
    • By: John Brooks
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 778
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      4 out of 5 stars 662
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    What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting book

    • By Jason on 01-31-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Business Adventures

    • By: John Brooks
    • Narrated by: John Brooks
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Once in Golconda

    • A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1928
    • By: John Brooks
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slow but interesting

    • By Sam on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Shiloh Campaign

    • Civil War Campaigns in the Heartland
    • By: Steven E. Woodworth (editor), Charles D. Grear, Gary D. Joiner, and others
    • Narrated by: Samuel F.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Some 100,000 soldiers fought in the April 1862 battle of Shiloh, and nearly 20,000 men were killed or wounded; more Americans died on that Tennessee battlefield than had died in all the nation's previous wars combined. In the first book in his new series, Steven E. Woodworth has brought together a group of superb historians to reassess this significant battle and provide in-depth analyses of key aspects of the campaign and its aftermath.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Subject matter good, narration distracting

    • By Macavine on 05-04-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Go-Go Years

    • The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
    • By: John Brooks, Michael Lewis (foreword)
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the "go-go" stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot, who lost $450 million in one day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Colorful, illuminating, puckish

    • By Philo on 01-08-15

    Regular price: $35.00

    • At Last the 1948 Show, Volume 5

    • By: Tim Brook-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and others
    • Narrated by: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, and others
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    At Last the 1948 Show is a classic satirical TV series that prided and inspired Monty Python. Featuring Cambridge footlighters John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman, this is arguably the finest sketch comedy series ever produced and certainly something you do not want to miss.... This volume features a compilation of classic sketches from the second series of the show, including: Shirt Shop, Nosmo Claphanger Game Show, Insurance for Accident-Prone Man, Uncooperative Burglars, Thuggish Ballet Supporters.

    Regular price: $3.09

    • Disney’s Big Bet on Streaming Relies on Little-Known Tech Company

    • By: Brooks Barnes, John Koblin
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In August, Disney announced that it would introduce two subscription streaming services, both built by BamTech. One, focused on sports programming and made available through the ESPN app, would arrive in the spring. The other, centered on movies and television shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, would debut in late 2019.

    "Disney’s Big Bet on Streaming Relies on Little-Known Tech Company" is from the October 08, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Brooks Barnes and John Koblin and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Bobby Bright Becomes a Professor and Is Lost at Sea

    • Bobby Bright Meets His Maker: The Shocking Truth is Revealed
    • By: John R. Brooks
    • Narrated by: John R. Brooks
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    After last Christmas, Remington's grandparents left their mysterious strand of lights with their grandson when they returned home from Spain. Remington can now be with his bulbs every day. This is the perfect time to experiment with something he's wondered for a long, long time. Can Bobby say more than just his name? Thus begins hours of lessons for Bobby Bright, the world's most magical Christmas-tree light. However, while Bobby is trying so hard to say human words, suddenly Remington also becomes a student. He is challenged to say some words in Bobby's language of Bulbese.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Bobby Bright Spends Christmas in Spain

    • Bobby Bright, Book 3
    • By: John R. Brooks
    • Narrated by: John R. Brooks
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In book three of the Bobby Bright series, the world's first talking Christmas tree light bulb faces his greatest challenge ever.The McGillicuddys are going to Spain this Christmas to visit their nine-year old grandson, Remington—and Bobby Bright, the world's most amazing and magical Christmas tree light bulb, is also determined to go. Find out how Bobby smuggles himself and his family of bulbs to Madrid.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Seacrest Joins Ripa as Co-Host of ABC's 'Live'

    • By: Brooks Barnes, John Koblin
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ryan Seacrest, the master Hollywood multitasker, was named Kelly Ripa’s “Live” co-host on Monday, giving him a high-profile platform and bringing stability to an important ABC morning show as it prepares for new competition.

    "Seacrest Joins Ripa as Co-Host of ABC's 'Live'" is from the May 01, 2017 Entertainment section of The New York Times. It was written by Brooks Barnes and John Koblin and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Ep. 21: Just Words With James Adomian and John Roy (Limelight)

    • By: James Adomian, John Roy, Sally Brooks, and others
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    [Contains explicit content] A picture is worth a thousand words, but we're an audio show, so your picture's worth nothing around here. In fact, for this episode, it's "Just Words." So, enjoy as James Adomian and John Roy shower your ears with an embarrassment of glorious words.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 21: Just Words With James Adomian and John Roy

    • By: James Adomian, John Roy, Sally Brooks, and others
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
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    A picture is worth a thousand words, but we're an audio show, so your picture's worth nothing around here. In fact, for this episode, it's "Just Words." So, enjoy as James Adomian and John Roy shower your ears with an embarrassment of glorious words.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Obama Lauds Dallas Police, City at Memorial Service

    • By: Trevor Hughes, Tom Vanden Brook, John Bacon
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Original Recording
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    "Obama Lauds Dallas Police, City at Memorial Service" is from the July 12, 2016, News section of The USA Today. It was written by Trevor Hughes, Tom Vanden Brook and John Bacon and narrated by Mark Ashby.

    Regular price: $0.95